Groundhog Day and In Home Dementia Care

Groundhog Day started taking place right in the middle of the winter when food sources had begun to get scarce.  People needed to look to traditions as hope for signs of relief of the bitter cold and hardship.  If the groundhog saw his shadow and was scared by it, he will retreat back to his hole to continue his long winter slumber.  If the day is cloudy and he is unable to see his shadow, he will remain above ground in anticipation of an early spring.    No matter what happens on Groundhog Day, it is nice to know that in-home care for seniors coping with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease can help to weather out the rest of the winter, even if the groundhog does see his shadow.  The helpful and compassionate caregivers will make sure your loved one is safe and prepared for any potential weather problems.  If spring is just around the corner, you can trust that your loved will receive daily companionship and in-home assistance that will benefit their lives and allow them to live independently in the comforts of home for as long as possible, even while coping with a dementia related disease.

About one in ten people over the age of sixty-five have Alzheimer's and the disease affects more than fifty percent of people over the age of eighty-five.  With the desire of most seniors to remain in their own homes for as long as physically and emotionally possible, dementia and Alzheimer’s in-home care by Senior Helpers of Chattanooga is the best choice for loved ones recently diagnosed. 

Another important benefit of dementia and Alzheimer’s care by Senior Helpers of Chattanooga is daily orientation to time, place and people because the same caregiver will visit every day.  After a consultation with a dementia and Alzheimer’s in-home care expert, your loved one will be perfectly matched with an expert caregiver in the dementia care field.  Together, you will establish a routine and schedule for your loved one.  The daily visits will not only lessen your worry that your loved one is home alone for long stretches of time, but also give your loved one companionship.

Most dementia and Alzheimer's patients, particularly those in the early and middle stages of the illness, can be cared for at home.  Many families do not realize their loved ones do not require a major transition to nursing homes or other facilities for the dementia and Alzheimer’s care. In fact, more than half of all diagnosed Alzheimer's patients continue to live in home settings.

If your loved one has been recently diagnosed with the disease, you may have questions about the type of care would best suit them, call Senior Helpers of Chattanooga to speak to a senior care specialist today 423-710-1500!   The compassionate senior care specialists at Senior Helpers can show you the many benefits of professional senior care at home or dementia and Alzheimer’s care.  With flexible scheduling to meet your family’s needs, you never have to worry if your loved one will be able to receive the in-home dementia and Alzheimer’s care they require.  The senior care specialist will also guide you through the process of receiving the Veterans Administration Aid and Attendance Benefit if your elderly loved one is a veteran.   In home senior care and in-home assisted living allows your loved one to stay in the comforts of their own home for as long as possible while receiving the level of care they need. Senior Helpers of Chattanooga provides a wide range of services including Alzheimer’s and dementia care, personal assistance, companionship, and so much more to all areas of Chattanooga, Cleveland, Signal Mountain, Hixson, Red Bank, and Ooltewah, Tennessee.

 




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